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- To win in the tournament you need great guard play - check, will always be check with Coach B.
- Bigs that can rebound for you, limit the other teams possessions (defense doesn't stop until you actually get the D Reb). If we can actually get D Reb's we can then let our guard play (see above) win the game. - not check
|1 day 14 hours ago||i will say I consider B10 D's better than avg||
I think B10 Ds are better than avg as they usualy tackle well and are not afraid to play physical.
For that I never expect B10 O's to put B12 or some Pac12 type offensive statistics. But I think the B10 as a whole can make that next step to challenge the SEC only if they get better QB play and as a result aerial attack to balane out historically strong OL and RB play. You can't be 1 dimensional first stacked SEC teams.
OSU won the title bc they had a GREAT running game AND their QBs could make teams pay for cheating against the Run. Most B10 bowl teams (let along the whole conf) couldn't do that very well as of late.
B10 currently has some solid QBs and as a result had a good bowl season. Hopefully this is the beginning of a new trend. With so many teams going spread nationally hopefully the B10 can get better pro QB prospects since their is less competition out there. I don't see the B10 going full on spread anytime soon. At least not outside of OSU and IU.
|1 day 15 hours ago||This has been true for the last 7-8 years||
anyone other than the biggest B10 homer can admit that.
Look at the draft performance of offensive players for the conference. Lack of elite QB play (no first round picks since how long??) has stunted the offenses. As a result WR play has been medicore as well.
OL is never a problem for B1G or RBs. But in modern CFB you can't be one dimensional or you get shut down (unless you run the option which I would argue is NOT one dimensional given the multiude of options per play). Too many B10 O's are one dimensional with no real aerial threat.
As a result, Big 10 offenses have been very very bad as a whole for awhile. Basically all but 1-2 teams per year (one being OSU and the other rotating) are very medicore on O.
To think this doesn't inflate traditional defensive stats is crazy. So agree with the OP that D stats for the cond are misleading.
UM D' s have feasted on crap schedules since the late 90s. UM has held a bowl opponent to 21 points or less once since he NC season (Hokes Sugar bowl vs a bad VT team). UM wins bowl games when it can put up big offensive numbers bc come bowl games vs good non-B10 schools the D comes back to earth (statistically).
|4 days 19 hours ago||ESPN reporting something slightly different...||
ESPN saying SEC will drop camps in 2016 IF an outright ban nationally is not approved by NCAA before then.
They will still try and ban camps for now so Harbaugh is not out of the woods yet. I think by admitting this it hurts there chances on getting a national rule banning the practice in place though.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'll believe dJ at the 4 when I see it||
I know coach B said that but he has never played a 4 that can't shoot and stretch the court.
I see DJ playing it out as j mo part 2 with more length. Just imo, which yea...everyone has one. I also know we just recruited two bigs but I think one replaces Doyle and the other prob transfers bc of lack of PT.
Trust me I would love some size and rebounding out of the 4 spot. Just don't think Belein will do it. I mean we are rolling with Irvin/Dawkins at the 4 likely this year. Irvin...
|1 week 4 days ago||Debbie downer here but he needs to be 250+||
J mo was 6'8'' and had to max out in terms of footwork and positioning to make it work as a 5 man by his sr and redshirt sr year.
I think dJ is the same height perhaps longer and is still 12lbs lighter.
I just hope Doyle stays out of foul trouble.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||exactly this shows that Coach B is NOT elite...not yet||
Elite would be the double digit club up at top.
We still have a ways to go. Its tough to compare bc the coaches on there didn't all start at their power 5 programs at the same time. I'd imagine Cal has done most of his damage since arriving at UK while Coach K has been a duke the entire period.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Nobody is asking that we all stand all game||
Very few even the diehard do that outside the student section.
Those of us who stand up for big plays to cheer shouldn't be harassed by the "older generation" either. Yes just bc you are older doesnt mean you are allowed to harass people. That is not respect.
If you or your family members can't stand for big plays they should stop going to games. Seriously. That is part of the experience and if they don't like it maybe it isn't for them anymore.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||If you are the type to sit and make noise||
Then you are probably the type to stand up in a big 3rd down play too.
That's all most of us are asking for. Cheer the team and get up and make some noise on big plays.
How do some of all these people "not able to stand up even occasionally" even make it into the stadium. I would think the stairs are too much.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Keep it up. We need to change the culture at Michigan stadium||
One person at a time if we have to. Hopefully the next generation of Michigan fans won't treat a game like a movie.
Btw I'm 34 and would be standing right next to you. So no it's not like only recent grads who feel this way. Plan on feeing the same why as long as I am physically able. When I'm not I will stay at home and watch it on tv.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Agree 100%||
You shouldn't have to apologize for not being s complete homer. And no you weren't talking trash.
6'8'' and 207 is skinny as hell and in no way should sniff the 4 spot let alone the 5. It's like we forget that defense and rebounds are part of the game. All 5 positions for an NiT team maybe...
Some ppl are saying decker is a comparable? Jesus. Dekker is a great athlete. Would be behind only perhaps Dawkins on our current team - yes including levert and Irvin.
Everyone needs to chill on the d3 hype train. if we are lucky we get frosh year Stauskas or Irvin from this kid next year. If we are lucky.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||exactly...the 4 is THE position||
When we get a 4 that goes onto the NBA as a legit SF then we will win it all. OF late all of our4's have SG bodies.
I;m not saying UM needs an NBA 4 we just need someone who can get D Rebs and hit the 3. We need someone 6/9-6/10 and 240+. Thats basically Donnal size but we are trying to play him at the 5.... which is terrible...IMO he is too soft to play the 4 let alone the 5.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||haha my bad||
not NPOY but players as good as Burke (NPOY is a vote so anything can happen). 1st RD NBA PG's. I think we can expect that more than most teams based on Coach B and Co's track record.
Thats not enough though bc the NCAA Elite do that too...plus have NBA bigs.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||yeah but||
Bulls also had a guy named MJ...the GOAT and some defensive stopper named Pippen. Unless you see those two rolling through the door I'm not sure that is the best approach.
I mean with Trey Burke and Co we had the best offense in the country and a very solid college Big in Morgan and NBA talent at the 5 in McGary. We literally cannot do better than #1 O efficiency. It's not possible. So why not look at the other side of the ball where we are medicore. Why as the #1 O in the country to do more??? I mean Oregon football has never won a title for all of their numbers on O....
BTW, IMO you can't completely make up for getting killed on the glass with a low TO. It helps, heck it's required when we get dominated so much on the boards but it doesn't cancel out the fact that we give the other teams more possessions...we will continue to lose to the ELITE when we do so.
Remember our Kentucky game???
They had 17 O Rebs to our 10 D Rebs (out rebounded by 11 total ). They won the game by 3. You telling me the rebounding wasn't the difference. We won TO battle by +4. We were fortunate to get by Tennessee that year (another huge team) as well. We barely beat UT despite shooting 55/55 from FG/3pt....UM puts too much pressure on the O.
Louisville had 15 O Rebs (UM had 7) - outrebounded UM by 5 otal. They are great at D so actually won the TO battle by 3+. That right there is 8 extra possessions and won by 6 points...
Sure when we are clicking on all cylinders UM can beat anyone in one game. But to beat 2-3 Elite teams in a row that will have NBA size at least the 4 spot and/or the 5 PLUS their own great guard play (ACC-elite guard play is as good as ours and they have NBA 4's on their team) its a tall order.
I'm not saying UM needs to scrap its philiopshy and turn into MSU or UL. I just think that if our 4 could defend better (really just get D rebs) and still be able to shoot well enough for spacing on O UM would make it to the top of the mountain.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||bc we play SGs at the 4 spot||
Need size at the 4. Size and can shoot is hard to recruit though.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Need a 4 that can actually guard 4's||
Coach B won't ever get stud 5's and thats ok bc you can coach up solid players into good college 5's. IMO, its the 4 spot that we are missing from becoming elite vs very good.
Unless of course they can catch lightening in a bottle again with the National Player of the Year at PG combined it with an NBA "4" playing at our 5 spot...which I don't see happening but once every 7-8yrs if we are lucky.
We are just going to get killed on the boards again. We will be extremely fun to watch on offense (be top 5 in offense nationally probably) but in the tourney we will run into a bigger team and likely lose in sweet 16 or elite 8 (depending on draw).
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I know OSU oversigns. Anyone else in B1G??||
Trying to think if any coaches in league would be against it.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Friday night will have games on Unimas (part of Univision)||
Friday nights will have a game on Unimas (part of univision) as agreed in the most recent TV deal. Time Warner Cable carries its. I think some tiers of Direct TV have it. Unfortuantely, most in middle america probably won't have it unless they have something beyond basic cable.
I have it here in NYC on TWC. I imagine people in Cali do as well.
Sundays will be the days that have games on ESPN 1/2, Foxsports1/2...etc
|19 weeks 3 days ago||As a 49er fan - problem was lack of big and and red zone||
Harbaugh really needs some god WRs if we are going with this passing attack. YAC is great but you need game breakers out there that can make BIG plays out of them.
49ers didn't have WRs that could get a lot of separation (like UM right now) and that lead to very few big plays for the O. Very few plays that stretched the field vertically. Vernon Davis who is a Funchess type mismatch made zero plays all year...
Getting TEs, RBs, FBs involved is great but we need down field threats too. Too hard to execute 10 play drives to score consistently. In CFB now you need to be able to score 40 on anyone in order to be playoff caliber. Esp if we plan on beating Meyer.
Running game will be great under Harbaugh but I do worry about the passing....imo
|24 weeks 1 day ago||49ers have one of worst offenses in the league||
The 49ers have one of the worst offenses in the league. Why do we want Harbaugh so bad?
They showed a stat during the game and since week 7 the 49ers are dead last in every major category. Does this not concern anyone? Kapernick literally looks like Devin Gardner out there and this was Harbaughs hand picked guy.
Watching UM on saturdays this year and 49ers on sunday was like watching the same team.
I suppose, Harbaugh could recruit at sugh a high level that he could win playing man-ball but with the way CFB is going now I'm not sure that will be a winning formula.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Shane missed his whole HS Sr year right?||
I think this really set him back. He looks like a kid that had a cannon prob since he was in 7th grade so shot up recruiting boards.
Missing a chunk of HS hurt his development. With younger players every season is huge for development. Unfortunately with UM's current staff we need as close as a finished product as we can get out of a recruit bc they have shown that they cannot coach up a QB.
The most damning aspect of the Hoke staff is the LACK of progress during the year. With the constant excuse of a "young team" we should actually be seeing more signs of player development not less. Player ability from the first game to last should be a noticable improvement. We are not seeing this. Look at our D; everyone is back from last year but still seeing the same misakes from the DL and CBs as the OSU and KSU game.
We have seen this some some progress with the 2 headed running attack. Some glimmers in the runn blocking (kalis had some nice plays last night) but at the QB and I say WR position we have not seen it. Darboh's routes are terrible. Chesson and Norfleet have not shown the ability to be downfield threats.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Fire Brandon Tifo in the student section||
Fire Brandon chants don't work. I was at the Minny game in seciton 19 and I didn't hear anything....I suppose if we ensure they are heard on the TV broadcast that is great but a picture tells a 1,000 words.
Let's get a Fire Brandon tifo going in the student section. If that is too hard to smuggle in than just get 10-12 kids to bring in a rolled up sheet of paper and spell out:
This is guaranteed to be on sportscenter and you are also guaranteed at least 5-7 zoom-ins with screen time on ABC. Doing this for the PSU UTL III would be perfect.
Why should we limit this to kids. If some here on the Mgoblog-osphere tailgate and go to games why not have some of you with another
somewhere outside the student section as well.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||average? wish we were average right now||
we will be under .500 this season
zero playmakers on the entire team. Funchess can;t throw to himself. Jake Ryan is stuff playing MLB where he can't make plays.
No one else on the roster even has the physical tools to be a playmaker.Do not say Clark. He is just a guy. Looks like tarzan plays like jane.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||DB on Funchess for that INT is a ft shorter||
If that throw is anywhere outside the hashmark its a catch....they have a midget on Funchess 1on1.
Also,how is Darboh a starting WR. Slow and runs TERRIBLE routes. He has single handily caused 2 INTs this season. Should have been a off pass int.
|37 weeks 15 hours ago||Taking the wife to her first Michigan game for Minny||
I'm taking the wife to her first Michigan game for Minny. Also going with another couple (husband/ my friend is from Iowa).
This will be my first "grown up experience" for a game though. All prior trips have involved going with old college buddies: getting hammered the night before, crashing at a crappy hotel, popping some advil the next morning and going to the game.
I actually have to figure out a proper breakfast/dinners and a tour of the campus for the non UM people.... a lot more work. Glad its 330 so we have more time.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||GRIII is doing drills right now||
Yeah its nothing special but worth recording and fast forwarding to our guys.
GRIII is on the court doing drills right now. They are about to do a segment on him.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||NBA Combine on ESPN right now||
sorry to thread jack,
SF's, PF, and C's today it seems.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||do you Euro soccer fans support MLS too?||
I follow Champions League mostly but do my best to follow MLS as well. Its hard given the lack of TV time. I can catch Red Bulls action locally on MSG channel but try and tune into NBCSN's weekend games. Portland playing LA Galaxy right now.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||btwn Levert, Walton, Irvin, DJ, and Chatmon we have 3 EE||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||btwn Levert, Walton, Irvin, DJ, and Chatmon we have 3 EE||
I feel like between btwn Levert, Walton, Irvin, DJ, and Chatman we will have 3 guys that will go pro by the end of their Jr season. The schollies will work themselves out.
I know Chatman and DJ haven't play 1 min yet but I feel like with their skill set and athleticism from day 1 they will have a great shot at going pro. Successful in NBA who knows but I can def see them declaring by year 3. Chatman could easily be a 2 and done.
Levert is 100% gone next season and then max and spike will likely be gone the year after.
Really by picking up these two late recruits we are limiting schollies for next year only. and I personally think year 2 of Donnelv(PT wise), Doyle, Chatman, DJ, and Jr Walton, Jr Irvin could be a really really good team. Def as good as Burke frosh year. DAwkins and MAAR at min will be extra depth and maybe guys that play through their season season. We haven't every really had great depth before more Defensive oriented players. SOmething DJ and MAAR will bring. I like the way things are shaping up.
Only guys missing is McGary. WIth him we would have been F4 favorites next season IMO.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Bottom line: Stauskas and Levert were/are better wings||
Bottom line: Stauskas and Levert were/are better wings so they got the minutes at the "2" and "3" that GR3 wanted. If I had to buy NBA stock I would by theirs over GR3 right now too.
If GR3 was better he would have gotten more run on the wings but he wasn't. With a freshman PG UM needed wings that could create for themselves and others to run the O. GR3 couldn't do that. He was a great finisher who could sometimes create for himself (if by that you mean create an elbow jumper). That would have clogged the O as GR3 getting more touches and initiatiing offense would have led to more TOs and worse shooting. Something Coach B just can't allow given our defense short comings.
The only chance GR3 really had was if Coach B decided to go big. By that I mean he could have played Levert at PG and then Stauskas and GR3 at the wings. This could of worked but ultimately I think Coach B wanted Walton on the floor at PG more than he wanted Irvin or Max at the 4. I agree with Coach B there as well.